General Program

Program Overview

Students will be introduced to parliament while exploring the history of the Legislative Building. This 60-minute program consists of two parts - a visit to the Legislative Chamber watching MPPs debate or an interactive discussion when the House is not sitting and a tour of the Legislative Building.

Topics Covered

  • The roles and responsibilities of MPPs in Ontario, with reference to the concepts of political parties and the electoral process
  • The roles and responsibilities of the parliamentary players, as well as the legislative process in Ontario
  • Architectural features and interesting details about the Chamber and the building.

Issues we will ask students to consider:

  • Who are the key parliamentary players?
  • What happens in Parliament? What is a debate and parliamentary proceedings?
  • How can you get involved in the legislative process?

Visit our Teaching Tools and Lesson Plans section to prepare your students prior to their visit.

Availability: 

Monday to Thursday (when the Legislature is sitting): *Consult the Parliamentary Calendar
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday to Friday (when the Legislature is not sitting*):
8:00 am - 10:00 am and 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reservations: To book a program for your school group, please complete an online request form. For more information, call  416-325-0061 or email tourbookings@ola.org. Note: Due to parliamentary events, program dates, times and activities are subject to change without notice.